The South African Hajj and Umrah Council has released its audited financial statements for 2019-2020, which shows it has a surplus of over R5 million. This is an increase of R465 000 compared to last year. Sahuc’s financial income, until March 2020, was released during its annual general meeting held[…]
The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) and the South African Muslim Travel Operator’s Association (Samtoa) has welcomed the announcement that Saudi Arabia will be gradually resuming umrah for a limited number of mu’tamireen, with international flights expected as early as November 2020. It follows the cancelling of all[…]
The South African Haj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) says there is no definitive answer on whether umrah will open up to international travellers early next year. Saudi Arabia has announced it will open its international borders on 1st January 2021, however, the decision will be reviewed in December. The Kingdom[…]
The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) says the majority of hujajj have received a 100percent refund of monies paid to hajj operators. South African hujajj did not travel to Saudi Arabia this year, due to global travel restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Sahuc president Shaheen[…]
In a major shake-up for the local Muslim travel industry, South African Muslim Travel Association (SAMTA) has united with The South African Travel Hajj and Umrah Operators Association (SATHUOA) to form a national organization called South African Muslim Travel Operators Association (SAMTOA.) Speaking to VOC News, the chairperson of the[…]
Prospective pilgrims have shared their tear-jerking reaction to the news that the auspicious journey of Hajj 1441 has been cancelled. Following weeks of anticipation, the South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) and the Department of International Relations held a joint meeting on Thursday to determine the status of Hajj[…]
With the sacred pilgrimage hanging in the balance, it’s clear now that South African hujjaj will not be performing hajj this year. This was the unprecedented decision taken at a meeting between South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) and the Department of International Relations on Thursday, to discuss the[…]
“It is premature for any accredited hajji to cancel hajj now.” That was the word of caution by South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) president Shaheen Essop commenting on the cloud of uncertainty around hajj this year. The coronavirus pandemic has created unprecedented challenges on the hajj landscape, placing[…]
The South African Hajj and Umrah Council (Sahuc) is waiting for official confirmation from the Saudi Hajj Ministry on whether hajj will take place this year. Concerns are mounting that Saudi Arabia could cancel the pilgrimage due to the coronavirus pandemic. The global number of coronavirus cases currently stands on 3,852,660[…]
The South African Hajj and Travel Operators Association (SATHOA) met with the South African Hajj and Umrah Council regarding Saudi Arabia’s ban on Umrah. Many aspiring mutamireen have expressed concerns over their bookings and monies, after the Kingdom suspended Umrah to curb the spread of the global spread of the[…]
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